Selling your home in Dallas is a lot of work, but when you have pets there are even more things you need to consider. How will you keep your home clean and free from hair and pet smells when buyers come to look at the house? Where will your pets go during an open house or showings? What about hiding litter boxes and feeding bowls? It can easily feel overwhelming. Here’s our best advice for how to sell your Texas home when you have pets.
Deep Clean Your Home
Your pet might be your best friend, but potential buyers won’t see them that way. It’s important to do a thorough deep clean when you’re selling your home so there’s no sign of hair or pet dander to be seen. If you have carpet, be sure to have them cleaned by a professional to remove any hair or stains. Scrub hard floors, too, and be sure there’s no dirt, urine, or other pet residue. Pay special attention to areas where your furry friend likes to hang out: around their bed, under and behind the litter box, and all around their food and water bowls.
Make Sure Your Home Is Odor-Free
One of the biggest deterrents to home buyers is foul odors, and many pets are known for causing bad smells in the house. Do whatever it takes to get rid of the odor from your house. Find the source of the smell and remedy it rather than trying to mask it with air fresheners and room sprays. Clean the rugs and carpets. Wash your pets bedding. Clean the cage. Empty the litter box. Turn on fans throughout your home and open the windows when weather allows to circulate fresh air throughout the house. If you’re still having trouble handling pet odors, try some of these helpful tips.
Get Rid of the Evidence
Some buyers might be wary of buying a home with pets, so try to remove any evidence of your pets for listing photos, showings, and open houses. Hide their toys, food, dishes, and supplies. Make sure the pets are not on the property when buyers come to see your home. Repair anything that was broken by your pets and clean up the yard and outdoor areas to show no signs of pets or damage.
Joe Homebuyer Dallas Is Here
Are you considering selling your home but worried about having pets? Joe Homebuyer Dallas is here to help. We’ll buy your home in any condition, no need to deep clean or hide all evidence of your pets. Just tell us a little bit about your home and if it qualifies, we’ll make you a cash offer in as little as 24 hours. When you sell to us you won’t pay any commissions or fees and we can close on any day you choose. We buy homes in Dallas, Texas, and the surrounding areas, including McKinney and Fort Worth. Call us today to get your cash offer!